Small business grant fund and the retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund scheme
Local authority discretionary grant fund
We now have a webpage dedicated to the local authority discretionary fund.
We are currently working with other local councils within East Sussex to establish the exact criteria for which businesses will be eligible.
You can register your interest in this funding scheme if you think you may be eligible based on the Government guidance.Find out more
Small business grant information form
If your business is eligible for the grant you can apply by filling out our online information form. We are working through these on a case by case basis to check eligibility and verify the information provided. The more accurately you fill the form out the quicker we will be able to process it.
Make sure you have your business rates account number with you when filling out the form, as this is one of the key pieces of information we require.
The Council will contact a number of businesses by email where it already holds their e-mail address details and this will also provide a link to the form.
Once the form has been completed the Council may contact you by phone, email or possibly letter to confirm details and ask for additional information where eligibility is in doubt. You will NOT be requested to provide any sensitive banking information over the phone.
We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time. We understand you are anxious to receive the money to keep your business going and will look to process these as quickly as possible - the payments being made by electronic transfer (faster payments).
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